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  • I am having this error on the checkout page.

    There are no shipping methods available. Please ensure that your address has been entered correctly, or contact us if you need any help.

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Plugin Author Gaylord Focker

    (@webdata)

    Hi,

    You can try to set the logic at the plugin’s settings page (Settings – Distance based fee settings) if the location is not found, whether the chosen shipping method should be hidden or visible, or should fixed rate be used instead.

    Otherwise check your WooCommerce’s settings.

    Kim

    Thread Starter Abhishek Bhatt

    (@abicapslock)

    This is the message I’m getting now

    Notice: Undefined offset: 0 in /home/k115756262/public_html/hookahengineer.com/wp-content/plugins/woo-distance-based-fee/includes/class-woocommerce-distance-based-fee-functions.php on line 220

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Forum Moderator and Brute Squad

    @webdata This is at lease the second time and is being reported to the plugins team. Please do not repeat this again.

    I’ve deleted your offer to login to your user’s site. I’m am 100% sure you mean well but please never ask for credentials. I have flagged your account temporarily. That just means that your post will need to be approved and @ notifications from you will not work.

    https://wordpress.org/support/guidelines/#the-bad-stuff

    Now for the why: The internet is a wonderful place full of very nice people and a few very bad ones. I’m sure everyone here is very nice however, by giving some ones keys to your house you are trusting they wont steal anything. Likewise the person who takes the keys is now responsible for the house FOREVER.

    If something was to go wrong, then you the author may well legally become liable for damages, which they would not normally have been as their software is provided without warranty.

    Please be aware that repeatedly asking for credentials will result in us asking you to repeatedly stop before escalating up to the plugins team.

    Plugin Author Gaylord Focker

    (@webdata)

    @abicapslock I am unfortunately unable to help you at here, because of the forum rules. To find the solution to your issue, you need to read the API response from the Google API. Read the plugin docs if you need any further assistance.

    @jdembowski I have never asked login credentials direcly here at the forum and I would never ever do such thing. I have only requested the user to contact me via e-mail, because I need to have some access to help this user. I have seen other authors to ask users e-mail address as well here at the support forum, so I am wondering why this is an issue only with me?

    Kim

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by Gaylord Focker.
    • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by Gaylord Focker. Reason: Added explanation
    Moderator Steve Stern (sterndata)

    (@sterndata)

    Forum Moderator & Support Team Rep

    @webdata

    In the message Jan removed, you did ask for credentials. It does not matter if you ask to have them emailed to you or posted on the forum. Forum rules do not permit you to do so.

    It’s never necessary to do that. Here’s why.

    There are many ways to get information you need and accessing the user’s site is not one of them. That’s going too far.

    You get the idea.

    Volunteer support is not easy. But these forums need to a safe place for all users, experienced or new. Accessing their system that way is a short cut that will get you into real trouble in these forums.

    Plugin Author Gaylord Focker

    (@webdata)

    @sterndata Ok, got it. However those steps won’t help when the error is given by a third party API, like in this case.. But I will try to figure out some solution for this.

    @abicapslock Update the plugin to the latest version and see “logs” tab. There should be the whole respond from the API in JSON format. Paste it here or http://pastebin.com/

    Plugin Author Gaylord Focker

    (@webdata)

    @jdembowski I am still waiting your answer to my question why it is ok for other plugin authors to ask users to contact via e-mail, but not for me? And I am not talking about any credentials here now, just to ask the user to contact via e-mail, which all the rest plugin authors seems to do as well.

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Forum Moderator and Brute Squad

    @webdata Notification pings from any user who is flagged, as your account, do not go out. You can @ ping people but while the flag is on your account no email will go out from here. I did not get any email but I do review the pending and spam queues so I’ve released your reply.

    It’s the weekend so I’ll try to be concise. I’ll probably not achieve that but I’ll try.

    I am still waiting your answer to my question why it is ok for other plugin authors to ask users to contact via e-mail, but not for me?

    Because you did something egregious and walking around that rule is bad. Do not ask for off forum contact again. If this still remains unclear you can contact the plugins team via plugins[at]wordpress.org.

    This is something that is not singled out for just you, this happens every week to other authors and plugin support. Given the volume of plugin posts in these forums it’s not that much percentage wise. Once or twice a week isn’t a lot.

    If you need to contact the moderators about this then you can do so via the Slack #forums channel. Do not direct message me in Slack as conversations like these are not to be held in private.

    To use that channel you need a Slack account. You can obtain one via these instructions.

    https://make.wordpress.org/chat/

    If you do wish to keep this private or escalate this to Otto then please do. He can be reached via email at otto[at]wordpress.org. The moderators moderate the forums, Otto moderates them. I’m a moderator too.

    We’re not really that type of organization (we’re all volunteers) but sometimes people do understandably want to keep things not public. I don’t think this is one of these things but it’s your option if you want.

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Forum Moderator and Brute Squad

    Oh, and I want to re-iterate what Steve replied with.

    I have never asked login credentials direcly here at the forum and I would never ever do such thing.

    Except that you did. The reply from you is still there, non-moderators cannot see that.

    Do not ask for access anywhere. It does not matter if you ask here or say “Send me an email or contact me on my side. I need to ask you to do something that I can’t ask here.”

    As Steve pointed out, there are many ways to sort that out. If that doesn’t work for you then inform your user that you cannot help them.

    If that’s really a barrier for you then consider removing your plugin from the WordPress repo here. The plugins team can help you with that.

    Plugin Author Gaylord Focker

    (@webdata)

    @jdembowski Ok, I appreciate your long detailed reply and I am sure you are doing your best job as a moderator. Some of these policies this forum has differs quite a lot from the other platforms I have used to work with. Basically it seems that it is really difficult to give quality support here because of these policies.

    Except that you did. The reply from you is still there, non-moderators cannot see that.

    I am not going to argue with this, but it is actually quite normal practice on other platforms to ask credentials in a case where the user is not technically enough aware of the software he is using, or if the issue cannot be replicated by the developer or if the issue needs some logging by the developer. There are several ways to do this safely and I can guide the user more in detail how to proceed with this. This is normally the most easiest way for the user and results in a satisfied user experience.

    As a forum user I find this kind of moderation also exaggerated. I am not blaming you, but overall the moderation policy this forum has. Maybe you should think of technical solutions to replace these overly strict policies instead?

    As Steve pointed out, there are many ways to sort that out. If that doesn’t work for you then inform your user that you cannot help them.

    That is most definitely not an option. I found out that the support has huge lack of quality on several plugins that are hosted in here, and there were some unsatisfied users giving one star reviews just because of the bad support experience, and I totally understand that.

    There was a plan to release more plugins with free and pro versions in the future, but clearly wordpress.org is not the optimal platform for me and the company I represent to host these free plugins.

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Forum Moderator and Brute Squad

    @abicapslock I do apologize for going way off course for your topic. It’s been totally derailed and if you still need support, please use this link to raise a new support topic.

    https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/woo-distance-based-fee/#new-post

    @webdata I’m closing this topic now. There is no “meta” forum on the forums where you can opine about the forum guidelines, moderation, etc. There is the #forums channel on the WordPress Slack as I’ve written above. There’s also the emails I have provided.

    This site is an opensource community, staffed by volunteers with opensource code contributed by author’s such as yourself. There are no companies here, this is not your marketplace or anyone’s. There is nothing for sale here.

    Thank you for your plugin contribution and thank you for wanting to support your users of your GPL’ed plugin here. But not one user you support here is your customer. Please do not make the mistake of treating them like that, it is a completely different relationship.

    If you want to discuss this with the moderators then please feel free to do so in Slack. It’s a weekend, there’s WCUS going on and I’m about to disappear so you may want to wait till the weekday to do that.

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